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Bonefish Toad

Creator: Gary Merriman

This is a very versatile fly which is used primarily as a bonefish fly.
It was originally created to be a tan tarpon toad.
The colors of this toad entice bonefish, there is something about the combinations of tans with a hint of olive that just makes it work.
Can be tied with barbell eyes, dumbbell eyes or lead eyes too.
We like this for bigger bonefish in Biscayne Bay and on the inner creeks of South Andros.

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RECIPE

Hook:

Saltwater hook sizes #4, 2, 1, 1/0
Our favorite for bonefish: Gamakatsu S

Thread:

Tan flymaster plus (210 denier)

Tail:

Tan or ginger marabou

Body/Head:

Tan synthetic fibers or Mcflylon

Eyes or weight:

Black mono or lead dumbbell

Collar:

light olive marabou

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